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Fernand Cuville 
A crater (diameter 116 m, depth 45 m) after the explosion of 19 mines placed underneath German positions near Messines in West Flanders by the British on June 7, 1917 
1917, 7 June (or later) 
  
Autochrome Lumière 
Provided by Reinhard Schultz, Berlin & Bonefro, Italy 
Current location and inventory / accession number requested. 
  
 
LL/46863 
  
.A total of about 10,000 soldiers died, amongst them almost all of the 3rd Royal Bavarian Division. The mines consisted of 21 t of explosives (Ammonal). The blast was one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions of all times and was audible in Dublin and London. World War I, Western Front. Messines, Flanders, Belgium, 1917 
 

 
  
 
  
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